On Thursday afternoon, President Donald Trump made the announcement that the opioid crisis was a public health emergency plaguing America, killing about 59,000 people in 2016 alone—a death toll that will likely continue to rise thanks to the development of stronger, deadlier synthetics like fentanyl, making it the leading cause of death in America among those over the age of 50, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “We owe it to our children and to our country to do everything in our power to address this national shame and this human tragedy,” Trump said in one of many references connecting drugs to kids during his speech. “We must stop the flow of all types of illegal drugs into our communities.” There are several problems with this. First and foremost: Opioid addiction is a problem that has been simmering for the past couple decades. The president’s declaration makes it a public health emergency for just 90 days. Three months to reverse the problems of the opioid crisis and save the lives of tens of thousands of Americans who have grown accustomed to the drug’s effects on their bodies doesn’t even begin to solve the problem. In fact, it’s… Read full this story
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